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Highland Historical Society





The primary purpose of the Highland Historical Society is to foster and to keep the traditions and spirit of our town and region alive. We live in a rapid paced society. The experiences of our ancestors, upon whom we build today, can easily be lost. To preserve the "past" an orderly and systematic process must be undertaken. That is the goal of the Highland Historical Society.


The success of an organization such as this depends for it's success upon the general support of the public. Financial contributions from all interested citizens. business and industry are needed to continue the activities of the society and to build a reserve fund.

Also, donations of historical artifacts relating to the history of Highland are very welcome. Such articles now stored in your attics do no one any good and are never seen. Such articles would enrich our historical collection. Donate them now!


A significant part of the Society's value is it's preservation of photographs and records for legitimate historical research. Already a sizeable collection of photos, old records, and taped lectures are in our possession. Anyone who has a need of such resources for writing and research can have access by requesting it.


Highland Historical Society and Museum located in the Lincoln Center Building at 2450 Lincoln Street in Highland Indiana (Between Kennedy Ave and Indianapolis Blvd, half mile south of Ridge Road) On-going displays and many photos of Highland's early days.
Museum Hours: Saturdays 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. or by appointment.

Meetings Held at 7:30 on the 4th Thursday of October, February, and May in the Lincoln Center. Public is welcome.

School Pictures: We are accepting and cataloging any school group pictures from 1891 through the present. Having the persons in the picture identified and a date on the picture are helpful, but not required.

Excerpts from Highland Historical Society's Postcard Collection can be viewed here.

Pictoral History of Highland:
Preview of the book is available here, with photos online!

And a sneak peek at Volume Two is now online as well! Watch this page for more info on Volume Two coming in 2001.

Includes around 200 photos, with captions giving pertinent information for each. It will give a synopsis of the history of a FEW of the businesses, homes, families, organizations, schools, and individuals of the community. Books are available at the Park Department Office for $10.00 each. The office is in Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln Street, Highland, In. Their hours are 8AM to 10PM seven days a week.
Books are available by mail by sending a check made payable to HIGHLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY and mailing it to:
Matt Figi
9611 Farmer Drive
Highland IN 46322-3232
By mail the books are $10.00 each plus $3.00 postage for the first book. Additional books mailed to the same address are an additional $1.00 each.

Census Records
Matt Figi from the Historical Society has also put together a transcription of some of the census records from Highland. Contact Matt for more info.


The Society invites you to become a member. If you are interested in our mutual cause to preserve our heritage and are interested in our aims, please apply for a membership. With your membership you will receive "Ridge Reflections" our newsletter published three times a year. There are several classes of membership:

Individual - Dues $5.00 annual
Contributing - Dues $8.00 annual
Business - Dues $10.00 annual
Sustaining - Dues $25.00 annual

Click to go to an Online printable membership application

Links recommended by the Highland Historical Society:

  • Lake County Indiana GenWeb
  • Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society
  • Historical Community of Northwest Indiana
  • Firstmom's Genealogy Resources- Indiana
  • Local Historical Societies: Indiana
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Highland High School Alumni

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